Wayne has been a motorcyclist for 25 plus years. In the early 80’s he became active with the Freedom of the Road Riders (FORR), a Missouri motorcyclists' rights organization, serving as President of Local 4 for five years. Although he served on FORR's state central committee and as vice chairman, his greatest contribution was as a volunteer lobbyist. From 1985 to 1988 he spent every day that the legislature was in session in Jefferson City. He also founded FORR's political action committee, one of the first BikePACs in the country.
In 1988, Wayne was hired by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) to represent motorcyclists in our nation's capital. Wayne's leadership helped to shape the MRF into the powerful organization it is today. In 1996 thirty-seven states sent over 300 motorcyclists to Washington to lobby at Wayne's request. This cooperative effort was one of the reasons motorcyclists were able to repeal the federal helmet law in 1995.
Wayne’s skill as a leader and lobbyist helped him to work with grass roots organizations and communicate with a variety of people. Wayne provides valuable insight into the position and actions of representatives and senators on motorcycling issues. He is consulted by motorcyclists when legislative problems arise in their states, helping them to develop a strategy to carry to their state capital. Wayne brought to the MRF knowledge, solid legislative information and strategy, enabling the MRF to accomplish the number one legislative priority for motorcyclists, repealing the federal helmet law.